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Davos World Economic Forum - Part 2: Which aircraft go to Davos?

By: Nicole Gut, Director, European FBOs, ExecuJet Aviation Group

In part one we looked at why the Davos World Economic Forum is an event so well suited for business aviation and arguably the most important one on the European calendar each year for the industry. ExecuJet has expanded our service offerings at our Zurich FBO this year to accommodate growing demand. (Make a booking on this page). Our infographic explored 2014 WEF traffic origins from more than 140 countries.

Now we’ll look at the type of aircraft these VIPs used to get to Davos (see “To Davos by Aircraft Type” below). It’s clear the longrange, high-capacity jets are well represented. With traffic emanating from all corners of the globe, it’s no surprise we see strong representation from aircraft capable of up to 6,000 nm range (enough to get even a Hollywood executive to Davos), capable of accommodating 15-20 people. At the same time, we see smaller, lighter aircraft for passengers needing to cover a shorter distance from within Europe or the UK/Ireland.

In addition, our 20 most common aircraft at Davos over the past three years are built by no fewer than six of the world’s leading private aircraft manufacturers, representing as much diversity as the WEF itself.

To Davos by Aircraft Type 

Most common aircraft types handled at our Zurich FBO during the WEF, 2012-2014

Rank     Aircraft Type

1           Bombardier Global Express/XRS

2           Gulfstream G550

3           Gulfstream G450

4           Dassault Falcon 7X

5           Embraer Legacy 600

6           Gulfstream V

7           Bombardier Global 5000

8           Gulfstream G650

9           Bombardier Challenger 300

10         Bombardier Challenger 605

11         Bombardier Challenger 850

12         Bombardier Learjet 45

13         Cessna Citation 560XL

14         Embraer Phenom 300

15         Dassault Falcon 2000

16         Bombardier Challenger 604

17         Pilatus PC-12

18         Gulfstream IV

19         Bombardier Learjet 60

20         Dassault Falcon 900EX

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